Labor budgets is part of the daily conversation. The restaurant employees are paid hourly and hope to "get more hours" while the management team is focused on beating the budget. You are tired of talking about it and hearing about "cut labor". In fact, many dwell on the labor budget to the point of needing therapy. "Schedule cops" instead of leaders are developed. To break new barriers and not only meet but beat labor budgets, old mindsets must be left behind to make room for better solutions.